Archive for July, 2009
The Carroll County FSA Office will be hosting a series of workshops the week of July 27-30 regarding the ACRE Program. The Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program is a new option for farm program participants. The deadline for election and enrollment for 2009 is August 14, 2009. Due to limited space, please call 765-564-2849 for times and availability. Interested persons may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshops will feature a recording of a presentation of an ACRE Web conference hosted earlier by the National Corn Growers Association. A link to the Web conference is already available on the CCAA website (see post, below). “Due to connection speed and required bandwidth, some of our customers may not have the ability to view this form home, states Carroll County CED Jacob Maxwell. “We wanted to be sure to give an opportunity to view this valuable resource for help in making the decision whether to elect ACRE or not.”
A short summary regarding election and enrollment procedures will follow the presentation.
More information is on the attached flyer: acre-workshop2
July 23, 2009 | Education and News and Resources | No Comments »
The Purdue Extension Office recently hosted a webinar about the ACRE program. The recording and slide show from that session is posted at this URL: ACRE Webinar Recording.
The recording is an hour long and goes through the nuts-and-bolts of ACRE payment calculations. Would go well with your morning coffee. There is no cost to access this presentation.
July 16, 2009 | Education and News and Resources | No Comments »
Travis Martin was elected Indiana FFA President at the recent state convention at Purdue. Travis is part of the Carroll FFA Chapter, a student member of the Ag Association, and served as student liaison to the Ag Association Board. Read all about it in the July 1 Carroll County Comet, found at this link: Travis Martin Elected State FFA President
Also, Congratulations to the Carroll FFA Chapter, who consistently perform well at FFA Contest and conventions.
July 02, 2009 | Events and News | No Comments »
The Carroll County Fair kicks off on Friday, July 10, with a performance by Amanda Overmyer, and the Queen Contest on Saturday, July 11. Look for activities, concerts, food and fun at the Carroll County Fair. Be sure to take a look at the 4H-er’s projects and visit the animals!
In addition to the 4-H projects, the Antique Tractor Club will be on hand to show off beautifully restored and maintained antique tractors. There will be FREE concerts in the park Friday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and inflatable activities for the youngsters. Look for the featured meals each evening, and don’t forget the famous Psi Iota Xi cookie stand and Lions Club ice cream.
The Ag Association will join with the 4-H Junior Leaders to provide tasty meals every day at the Fair, plus look for the Ag Association Pork Chop Dinner at noon on Thursday, July 16. New this year at the Jr Leader stand – Breakfast for you early risers checking on 4-H animals.
Look for the Ag Association information booth in the Merchant’s Building - pictures, information, and Ag Association members will be on hand to talk to the public about the Ag Association. If you have a few hours in the evening during Fair Week, we’re looking for people to sit at the booth. Contact Samantha Garrison at the FSA office to volunteer.
July 01, 2009 | News | No Comments »